The National Women’s Council offers both set and customized training to meet the needs of your organization as you continue your gender equity and inclusivity journey. The set-trainings list is below. Customized training is developed after consultation. Please contact us for more information about training offerings.
Each training is designed to deliver specific outcomes for participants. Upon completion of each training, participants will be able to:
- Recognize how understandings of sex and gender influence interpretation of everyday practices in organizations and in wider society;
- Recognize opportunities for gender-centered allyship at the levels of individual, interpersonal, and organizational policy and practice;
- Adapt language, behaviors, and communication practices to foster meaningful organizational and social change;
- Critically assess DEI goals in relation to sex/gender to develop strategies that results in meaningful change.
Gender 101: Beyond the Binary
This training introduces participants to key terms and concepts related to sex/gender/sexuality, which are essential for understanding gender more expansively. Because gender is often positioned as binary, this session not only explains the concept of non-binary gender but also articulates the importance of these more expansive understandings sex/gender/sexuality for diversity, equity, and inclusivity initiatives.
Note: We recommend this training precede any training listed below with an asterix (*) especially if participants are not fluent in the distinction between sex/gender and in understandings of gender inclusivity.
Intersectionality, Marginalization, and Creating Gender Equity*
Women with multidimensional identities, such as women of color, transgender women, disabled women, and nonconforming women, among others, face complex challenges in their workplaces, even as many organizations have made vocal commitments to achieving greater gender equity. This session provides an overview of common questions and issues related to gender equity and inclusivity, including addressing pay equity, confronting gender, racial, ability-based biases, and creating an inclusive workplace for non-white, non-binary, gender non-conforming, transgender, and disabled women employees through policies and initiatives.
Shifts in language use are an important behavioral change needed to meet personal and organizational diversity goals. This training provides tips and tools for recognizing and remaking everyday interactions with the goal of achieving greater gender-inclusivity by meeting the following three goals: raising individuals’ awareness of (and ability to critically assess) their own language practices; connecting these practices with the larger patterns and structures of power and marginalization that they bring into being; and providing individuals with the tools and practices necessary to recognize and institute changes toward greater inclusivity.
Sexism and racism influence the interpretation and assessment of leadership practices. This training will provide participants with the tools needed to recognize the ways in which they conceptualize and value leadership, in themselves and in others, in order to create more inclusive leadership practices.
Cis allies are critical in movements for LGBTQIA+ justice. This training focuses specifically on how members of this identity category can enact allyship practices to change, rather than recreate, systems of oppression. Participants are provided with baseline tips and tools for understanding and enacting meaningful cis allyship practices at the individual, interpersonal, and organizational levels.
White Cis-Men Allyship
White Cis-Men allies are critical in movements for racial justice. This training focuses specifically on how members of this identity category can enact allyship practices to change, rather than recreate, systems of oppression. Participants will be guided through identity and self-reflection exercises on whiteness, gender hierarchy, privilege, intersectionality, and are provided with baseline tips and tools for understanding and enacting meaningful white cis-men allyship practices at the individual, relational, organizational, and societal levels.
Covert & Unintentional Misogyny
Misogyny is the systemic mistreatment of women, girls, and feminine peoples. This training explains the ways in which casual forms of misogyny are manifest in language, systems, and practices in daily life. Participants are provided with baseline tips and tools for first noticing, then working to change, these casual forms of misogyny as part of gender-centered allyship practice.